EXCLUSIVE: UPtv Announces Inspiring Easter Lineup
By Movieguide® Staff
UPtv, the television home for Uplifting entertainment, will be doubling-down on this commitment with beloved movies celebrating Easter. Beginning Saturday, April 4, UPtv’s Easter celebration starts with a book-to-movie marathon, contemporary faith-affirming films and inspiring biblical stories, capping it off with the U.S. television premiere of IN-LAWFULLY YOURS on Easter Sunday, April 12.
“As the home for uplifting programming, we can’t think of a better time than now to celebrate feel-good films, and inspiring biblical stories. IN-LAWFULLY YOURS is a perfect way to cap-off Easter Sunday with the entire family,” said Hector Campos, VP of Content Strategy.
UPtv’s Easter event kicks off the season with a book-to-movie marathon based off of Janette Oke’s best-selling novels beginning with LOVE TAKES WING on April 4 at 3 p.m ET.
This year’s celebration culminates in the U.S. television premiere of IN-LAWFULLY YOURS. In the movie, a fun-loving woman from New York City moves to a small town to help her recently widowed ex-mother-in-law. Her personality clashes with the locals, and when she goes public with her new relationship with the pastor, the town rallies to kick her out. But will divine intervention keep them together? The movie stars Chelsey Crisp (FRESH OFF THE BOAT), Marilu Henner (TAXI, L.A. STORY), Joe Williamson (GREY’S ANATOMY), Corbin Bernsen (PSYCH), and Phillip Boyd (THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS).
Then, UPtv will exclusively air the blockbuster THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST on Palm Sunday, April 5 at 7 p.m. ET and on Good Friday, April 10 at 9 p.m. ET; and hit theatrical films including GOD’S NOT DEAD, April 5 & 11; COURAGEOUS, April 5 & 11; THE HEALER April 11 & 12; WAR ROOM April 5 and HEAVEN IS FOR REAL April 11.
Premiere Movie Events Starred
3p LOVE TAKES WING
5p ET LOVE FINDS A HOME
7p ET LOVE BEGINS
9p ET LOVE’S EVERLASTING COURAGE
11p ET LOVE’S CHRISTMAS JOURNEY: PART 1
1a ET LOVE’S CHRISTMAS JOURNEY: PART 2
Palm Sunday, 4/5
11:30a ET COURAGEOUS
2p ET GOD’S NOT DEAD
4:30p ET WAR ROOM
7p ET *THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST*
9p ET – 3a ET LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE MOVIE MARATHON
Good Friday, 4/10
7p ET NOAH’S ARK
9p ET THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST
11p ET THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST
Holy Saturday, 4/11
12p HEAVEN IS FOR REAL
2p FACING THE GIANTS
4:30p GOD’S NOT DEAD
7p *HEAVEN IS FOR REAL*
11:30p THE HEALER
Easter Sunday, 4/12
12p ET THE IDENTICAL
2:30p ET THE HEALER
5p ET UNDERCOVER ANGEL
7p ET *Premiere Movie Event + Cable Premiere: IN-LAWFULLY YOURS*
9p ET TWIST OF FATE
11p ET IN-LAWFULLY YOURS
UPtv’s sister service, UP Faith and Family, America’s popular streaming service for families, is also celebrating the holiday with its Spirit of the Season program featuring DIAL A PRAYER, EXODUS, PURE COUNTRY 2: THE GIFT, THE LEFT BEHIND TRILOGY, GRACE UNPLUGGED, and many more all month long.
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